Infrastructure

Two parking lots, which sit empty even during peak season at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, are being converted into campground sites.
Two parking lots, which sit empty even during peak season at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, are being converted into campground sites. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Unused Rathtrevor Beach parking lots being converted to camp sites

By Spencer Sterritt
March 23, 2017 - 12:24pm

NANAIMO — Modern times are known for paving over paradise to put up parking lots, but it's the exact opposite at Rathrevor Beach Provincial Park.

Speaker Sophie Harrison, at VIU's Malaspina Theatre on Tuesday night, says the Kinder Morgan pipeline has undermined B.C.'s government.
Speaker Sophie Harrison, at VIU's Malaspina Theatre on Tuesday night, says the Kinder Morgan pipeline has undermined B.C.'s government. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

B.C. Liberal gov't focus of anti-Kinder Morgan discussion

By Spencer Sterritt
March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

NANAIMO — How the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion has infiltrated various levels of B.C.'s government was the most talked about point in a recent discussion on the pipeline at VIU.

A slowing housing market is being credited with a strong B.C. Economy, but not as strong as it could be.
A slowing housing market is being credited with a strong B.C. Economy, but not as strong as it could be. Credit: The Canadian Press

B.C. economy to grow more slowly over next two years: Central 1 Credit Union

By Daryl Major
March 18, 2017 - 9:24am

NANAIMO — The B.C. economy looks strong over the next two years, but not compared to previous years according to one credit union.

Bryan Yu, Central One Credit Union's senior economist, said the housing market is one of the biggest reasons why.

A temporary youth shelter at this Haliburton St. facility likely won't return after closing on March 25.
A temporary youth shelter at this Haliburton St. facility likely won't return after closing on March 25. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo shelter likely won't return as officials seek alternative solutions

By Ian Holmes
March 15, 2017 - 6:59pm Updated: March 15, 2017 - 7:34pm

NANAIMO —All signs point to an emergency shelter for Nanaimo's youth lasting just one winter.

While seven to 10 youth have used the Haliburton St. shelter lately, Tillicum Lelum's Courtney Defriend told NanaimoNewsNOW their agency and the City want a more proactive solution.

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